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What To Do & See Downtown This Week!

Feb 1 - 14, 2016

The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival showcases performances in stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy. With acts coming in from all over the country to Chapel Hill, this is the largest festival of its kind in the southern United States. Acts perform, network and develop as the next generation of comedy talent. Brought to you by DSI Comedy Theater!

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Enjoy free public parking every Sunday downtown! Visit and download the Park Mobile app to pay for parking by smartphone.

NOW OPEN: Imbibe

Imbibe is Chapel Hill's new restaurant, taproom, and bottle shop with a focus on beer and wine education. Featuring live piano jazz every Monday  evening. Located at 108 Henderson Street. More Info Here.
Join FRANK Gallery for a special shopping day featuring jewelry and small goods. Meet the artists, enjoy some sweet treats, and check out the art work. A variety of styles and prices will be represented, making this a great opportunity to shop for your love and yourself!

Nerd Trivia: Sex Edition

Tuesday, Feb 9 | 8:30 PM

Baxter Arcade is celebrating love & romance so this month's Nerd trivia host Jim Hall will make you blush with all things sex, romance, and lust with four rounds of trivia. Winners of rounds get free domestics and winner of the night gets a bar tab (plus some extra prizes).
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Build Your Own Bike

Join The ReCYCLEry on the first and third Saturday (11am to 4pm) or Sunday (9am to noon) of every month at 108 Graham Street and learn about bicycle repair and maintenance. You can work towards owning your own bike too. First Saturday workshops are for children and others who are working on ReCYCLEry projects. No prior experience is necessary! 


Pop-Up retail shop Xenia specializes in locally grown flowers, sustainably produced teas, local farm products like chocolates & jams, and pottery & teaware, and much more. Located at 422 A West Franklin Street, this delightful shop is one-stop shopping for your love for Valentine's Day!

Art Opening Reception

Friday, Feb 5 | 6-9 pm

LIGHT Art + Design opening reception for five artists new to the gallery. These artists are exploring sculpture and painting, communication, and connection. With Jeff Bell, Kiki Farish, Heather Gordon, Warren Hicks, and Sallie White. Through March 12th.

Art Opening Reception

Sunday, Feb 7 | 2 pm

Preservation Chapel Hill is hosting an opening reception for artist Janet Cooling and a series of her new paintings. Reception at Horace Williams House. Free and open to all. 

Super Bowl Specials at Italian Pizzeria 3

Stop by, watch the game and cheer on the Panthers at Italian Pizzeria 3 and enjoy these specials: 2 large cheese pizza $17.95; 1 large pizza with 2 topping and 20 wings $24.99; and 50 wings $33.99. 
Local 506 is the new location for the legendary Monday Night Open Mic carried on from the now-closed Station at Southern Rail. New location, new sound, bigger stage. 8:30 pm, every Monday. 

Mardi Gras Party at Zog's

Tuesday, Feb 9 | 7 pm

Come to the 6th Annual Mardi Gras Party with free pool, Abita giveaways, gumbo & jambalaya, King Cake, Make-Your-Own-Mask station, and the more surprises. 
Downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro on Friday, February 12 from 6-11 pm. 
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Learn more at
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